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Elser (2015)

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In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.

Writers:

Léonie-Claire Breinersdorfer (screenplay), Fred Breinersdorfer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Friedel ... Georg Elser
Katharina Schüttler ... Elsa
Burghart Klaußner ... Arthur Nebe
Johann von Bülow ... Heinrich Müller
Felix Eitner Felix Eitner ... Hans Eberle
David Zimmerschied ... Josef Schurr
Rüdiger Klink Rüdiger Klink ... Erich
Simon Licht Simon Licht ... SS Obergruppenführer
Cornelia Köndgen ... Maria Elser
Martin Maria Abram Martin Maria Abram ... Ludwig Elser
Michael Kranz ... Franz Xaver Lechner
Gerti Drassl Gerti Drassl ... Lore
Lissy Pernthaler Lissy Pernthaler ... Protokollführerin
Valentina Repetto Valentina Repetto ... Brunhilde
Anna Unterberger ... Anna
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The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler convinced millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance fighters. Written by Andrei

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This man could have changed history See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Johann Georg Elser Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,806, 7 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$161,531, 12 October 2017
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the interrogation of Elser by the German scientists, he is injected with Pervitin, which was the early version of what is known nowadays as crystal meth. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Elser working in the clock repair shop, he is working on a modern (brand new) German made chiming clock mechanism, most likely by Hermle. There is also a modern clock case visible facing the camera on his bench. See more »

Quotes

Georg Elser: If humanity isn't free, everything dies with it.
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Connections

References Tarzan the Fearless (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

The Internationale
(Left wing anthem)
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Interesting
10 April 2016 | by kyliem11See all my reviews

Interesting movie about a failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1939. The lead character Elser, well played by Christian Friedel, is a young carpenter who see's trouble coming in the form of Hitler and decides to do something about it. We start with the assassination, which fails by 13 minutes, hence the title, because Hitler leaves early. The rest of the story is told using flashbacks while Elser is being interrogated. Some of the interrogation methods used are quite brutal and show what it must have been like if you crossed the Nazi party back in the thirties and forties.

This true story is well told and makes interesting viewing.


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